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David Charles McDONALD

Regimental number675
Place of birthHallett, Burra, South Australia
SchoolHallett Public School
AddressHallett, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.4
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McDonald, Hallett, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll673
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 10), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Hallet War Memorial, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis. Commemorated in Hallett Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Charles and Elizabeth McDONALD, Hallett, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD David Charles

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